This raw footage apparently dates to August 6, 1971, when a Hiroshima Day anti-Vietnam War protest occurred in New York City. At 2:31 you will see the Manhattan District Office of the Internal Revenue Service. This was the site of an extensive line of picketers, many carrying signs denouncing the use of tax money to support the ongoing war in Vietnam. At 2:50, a participant is interviewed regarding his refusal to pay taxes, and there is a brief discussion of the meaning of Nagasaki Day to the peace movement. At 3:20 another news segment begins featuring the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations discussing a crisis in East Pakistan.
The Hiroshima Day marches took place on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing on August 6, 1945. The first of these took place in 1958 and featured a tribute to a visiting “Hiroshima Maiden” (a woman who survived the Hiroshima bombing) Shigeko Nimoto and a march from Bryant Park to the UN. Starting in 1965, the Hiroshima Day marches—and the peace and antinuclear movements as a whole—began to focus more on the war in Vietnam. The slogan of the 1965 march, at 7th Ave. and 38th St., was “We must end the war in Vietnam before it becomes a world-wide nuclear conflict.”